By The Jazz Gypsy
INFINITI Summer Concert Series
Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach
June 24-September 30, 2011
Fridays, 8 p.m.
The Hyatt Regency Concert Series is billed as the longest running jazz series in the country. As such, you can expect to see a parade of smooth jazz greats every Friday night at 8pm from June 24 through September 30th.
I am particularly excited about seeing two phenomenal saxophonists, Andre Delano and Tom Braxton August 12th. For many of us, our leisure time is spent traveling from festival to festival or concert to concert and we see the same artists over and over again playing the exact same set list with the same scripted "filler" dialogue. Therefore, having the opportunity to see some fresh faces with fresh music in one of my favorite venues is a huge plus! Andre Delano and Tom Braxton may not be household names but they should be as both are veteran musicians and performers.
To hear more of their music visit www.andredelano.com/ and www.tombraxton.com/
The 2011 Concert Lineup
* July 22 � Mindi Abair with Jeff Golub and Special Guest David Pack
* July 29 � Hiroshima
* August 5 � �Soul of Summer� Starring Jonathan Butler with Maysa and Eric Darius
* August 12 � Andre Delano with Special Guest Tom Braxton
* August 19 � Steve Tyrell
* August 26 � �Sax Pack� � Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Shilts with Nick Colionne
* September 2 � Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
* September 9 � �Summer Jam� Starring Richard Elliott and Norman Brown
* September 16 � Christopher Cross
* September 23 � �Jazz Attack� � Starring Gerald Albright, Peter White and Rick Braun
* September 30 � The Manhattan Transfer